35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 25 - Peugeot 206

 

With the second largest engine in the class, the 206 is a very fast car which provides acceptable fuel mileage. The 206 design is a full generation behind the 107 and unless you're a complete fanatic about getting the most cubic inches for your money, it's nowhere near as good a value. It's a larger, more spacious, and far better handling car, however, and is not going to provide the shock level of going directly from your Lincoln Town Car to a 107.

 

The Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1.4 8v Look 3 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $12,286.82, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1360 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 106 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 14.1 seconds. The performance factor of 12.8 is above average for its class. The Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1.4 8v Look 3 Door returns 56.4 MPG in highway driving, 31.7 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 44.1. With a fuel tank capacity of 9.9 gallons, the car can travel 558 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 673 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1.4 8v Look 3 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 70, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Peugeot 206 Hatchback 1.4 8v Look 3 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $16,827.60

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $19,987.40

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $12,286.82

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 3

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1360 / 4

Valves • Number of • 8

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 75 / 5500

Torque (lb / ft) • 90

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3822

Overall Width (mm) • 1652

Overall Height (mm) • 1433

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 237

Turning Radius (m) • 9.85

Towing Capacity (kg) • 1100

Curb Weight (kg) • 1025

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 14.1

Top speed (MPH) • 106

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • $350.00

Metallic Exterior Paint • $375.00

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • $250.00

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Visible VIN • Standard Equipment

Secure Spare Tire • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Option Not Available

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio With RDS • Standard Equipment

Theft Proof Radio • Standard Equipment

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 31.7

Highway MPG • 56.4

Combined MPG • 44.1

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 9.9

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 152

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $22.00

Eco Rating • D

Insurability Grouping • 4

Estimated Average Insurance • $323.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 35.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $235.00

Maintenance Factor • 32

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $588.00

Maintenance Intervals • 12,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 40,000 mi

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byzommet220 5 years ago

This car could really save america they should have it here but looks like no one wants small cars but i like them.

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